I’m going to make this pretty dry and straight to the point because there seems to be a lot of confusion out there…and I have a feeling that it all boils down to me one way or another. I’m either not explaining things simply enough or people just plain and simply don’t understand what the hell I am talking about. So I want to try to clear a few things up all in one post….I also reserve the right as always to come back and clarify if anything here does not make sense.
Gym Opening … In Phases
The gym will open in phases and hopefully I will be able to clarify why that is as this post goes on. To cut a long story short…Phase 1 of the gym will be open on the 15th of June. So what is Phase 1….well Phase 1 will entail the beginning of the MMA and fight oriented part of the business commencing. The boxing ring will be in, the cage wall will be in, all the matting will be down, all the bags will be up….all that sort of thing. Most importantly…classes will commence then. The timetable for which I will post here well before the 15th of June.
So there you go…as of the 15th of June the doors will be open. Phase 2 will be marked by the opening of Sport training in the Informed Performance Gym. The majority of this equipment is from the US and comprises the essentials…it’s 80% of what you’ll use every day…the primary stuff…racks, benches, bars, plates…and other strength accessories. Likely the track and field turf surfaces will be installed by this time. A substantial amount of the equipment has been custom made for us and has therefore taken more time (up to 8 weeks!) to actually build. All this equipment should be in the gym by the end of June to mid-July for an aniticipated Phase 2 take-off on August 1st. Just wait until you see it…it will take your breath away…in more ways than one…you’ll see.
Phase 3 will commence immediately after that and run for several months…it will involve the acquisition of various other goodies but nonessentials…things like dumbbells, the functional trainer, kettlebells, and other toys. Fun, useful, but not ultimately critical.
Training is going to be ongoing as all of the pieces arrive and are fitted. So that when all is said and done it will similar to this…this is subject to change, so don’t allow your panties to wad up just yet:
The bit that might be a bit confusing is the fact that the area at the top of the image doesn’t show the mezzanine very clearly…obviously as soon as all the equipment starts going in we’ll start posting pictures and video of the facility so everyone should have a much better idea by then.
Check out the Informed Performance facebook page and post any questions regarding the IPG on the discussion tab.